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Blatant Disruptions by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Whilst six of the characters are written male, they are representations of famous archetypes and there's no barrier to them being portrayed by women wearing fake beards (or other appropriate indicators of character).
Run TimeAround 9 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDaft comedy sketch. No set requirements other than a semi-circle of chairs, but costumes would seem appropriate, given the nature of the characters.
SynopsisThe newly combined groups of 'Blatant Confusions' and 'Archaeological Disruptions' have their first meeting to hear about the progress on Stonehenge and other plans for confounding historians and archaeologists of the future.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream In 17 And A Half Minutes Or Less by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!] (But see also the title - which assumes a fast pace.)
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act Shakespearean comedy with various simple settings.
SynopsisA fast-paced version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Perfect for schools, this is a compact, humorous adaptation of the classic tale of love and mishap in seventeen and a half minutes or less.
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Much Ado About William by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Could be played by kids or by a mixed group of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy play.
SynopsisA harassed Shakespeare tries to complete a play while his Stratford family bring noise, combat and teenage strife into the room where he works, until the silent Bard can take no more.
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Nailing The Audition by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Whilst the auditionee, Wayne, is written male, a female equivalent could be substituted. (This requires a little work because otherwise you end up with a production of Shakespeare's Juliet and Juliet, a tragedy too far ahead of its time to be staged.)
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy sketch with a theatrical bent.
SynopsisFinding the best cast for your show is always a problem...
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One Hundred and Eighty! by Jonathan Edgington
Runner up in The Maskers Theatre's 2011 Humble Hamlet play writing competition.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute comedy, playing on Shakespearean themes. Contains swearing and adult themes (and a darts player).
SynopsisToby Hamlet is coming home, but his mother doesn't know why. She does know he's broken a promise he made to his dying father by becoming a pro darts player instead of a lawyer. What could he possibly want to speak to his mother about that he can't mention on the phone?
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Romeo and Juliet - Sped Up! by Hannah Thomas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Most of the speaking is done by the two narrators. There are six other speaking parts (some of whom have as much as a word) and other named roles played by people stepping out of the chorus (usually to be brushed-off or stabbed).
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute reduction of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements, just a few props, love and death.
SynopsisShakespeare's tale of young love and tragedy given short shrift in this heavily condensed version.
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Romeo and Juliet in Sixteen and a Half Minutes or Less by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!] This would be a calm production but it is intended to be played faster!
MusicNone.
StyleModern language version of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements.
SynopsisDoes what it says on the label - although to get down below sixteen and a half minutes, the play needs to be done (as intended) at manic pace. [Our estimate is that a steadty pace would run to 18 minutes.] Follows the plot and structure of the original work (so structurally in five acts).
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Shakespeare Re-imagined by Damian Trasler & David Lovesy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Both characters are written male, but could be feminised if necessary!
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch.
SynopsisPlaywright Dennis uses inspiration from one of the greats to help with his show titles...
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To Be Hamlet by Olivia Arieti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play. Simplest set - a bare stage - simple props.
SynopsisAn actor struggles with the role of Hamlet as Hamlet struggles with his destiny.
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Toil and Trouble by Karina Fernandez
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, set backstage at a school production of 'The Scottish Play'.
SynopsisTensions mount as the young actors ready themselves for the impending curtain up, and things are made worse when the director announces that a West End producer is in the audience.
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